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Tomer Glam wins mayoral election by 350 votes

(from Times of Israel)

The extremely close Ashkelon mayoral elections were called in favor of acting mayor Tomer Glam, marking a loss for suspended mayor Itamar Shimoni, who is on trial on charges of bribery and breach of trust.

Itamar Shimoni had been trailing his rival by 200 votes with almost all ballots counted. After the ballots of IDF soldiers and prisoners were tallied, it emerged that Tomer Glam had won by just 350 votes.

Itamar Shimoni, 50, was elected mayor in 2013. He was suspended in 2017. Since then, deputy mayor Tomer Glam was acting.

(Source: »Suspended Ashkelon mayor charged with bribery loses election by 350 votes« – Times of Israel)

Trip to Israel in 2018

From 13 to 15 May 2018, District Mayor Sören Benn, members of Berlin’s district council and Freundeskreis Pankow Ashkelon made a joint visit to Ashkelon.

Meeting in the City Hall

Emergency Command Center of Ashkelon

Kibbutz Be’eri

At the home of Ilana Shafir (museum and educational venue)

Ashkelon National Park

Visiting Makif High School

Al-Majdal, the ancient arabic quarter of Ashkelon

Community Center

Impressions